Amigurumi Double Ring

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Kim Werker wrote
on Mar 14, 2006 5:31 PM

One of the most popular Crochet me tutorials is the magic adjustable ring. There are two ways to do this technique, basic and double magic ring, both are covered in Crochet Me's Free Crochet Magic Ring eBook for your reference. The basic magic ring creates a secure start for projects worked in the round, but for those needing more strength, such as hats, the double magic ring is better. Here's the double magic ring technique detailed for you:

  1. Holding the yarn a few inches from the end, wrap it twice around your first two fingers.
    Wrap twice around your fingers
  2. Remove the loops from your fingers, and hold as in the photo below. Grip the two loops and the tail firmly between your middle finger and thumb.
    step 2
  3. Insert your hook through the center of the ring, and draw up a loop. This brings the working yarn around the loops of the ring. Chain 1.
  4. Work your stitches around the ring as indicated by your pattern. In the photo below, 6 single crochets were worked into the ring.
    6 single crochets worked into the ring
  5. Pull up the loop on your hook so it won't unravel, and remove your hook. Holding the stitches firmly with one hand, pull on the yarn tail with the other. One of the two loops forming the ring will be drawn closed.
    center drawn closed
  6. Continue to pull the tail to close the second loop. You might have to pull very hard, and it might be easier to pull straight down.
    second loop drawn closed
  7. Work the first stitch of the next round, and insert a marker into it to indicate the beginning of the round.
    stitch marker
     
     
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tricia_d wrote
on Jan 29, 2010 7:43 AM

Hi Kim,

 

I'm wondering if you might be able to repost the pictures?

 

Thanks!

Tricia

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knitbyknot wrote
on Feb 1, 2010 2:07 PM

Why are there no pics in the boxes???  Kinda makes the post worthless.

JAN

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kristine@21 wrote
on Mar 2, 2010 12:19 PM

the pictures are not showing up

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Kryajen wrote
on Mar 28, 2010 6:00 AM

What an awesome way to make the ring with no hole. Love it!

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Nowl wrote
on May 16, 2010 11:38 AM

There's an easier way to close the ring that means you don't have to pull hard, or risk breaking your yarn.

1, Pull gently on the yarn tail and notice which of the two loops starts to get smaller (call this Loop A).

2. Drop the tail and start to pull Loop A. It will get bigger and Loop B will be drawn tight.

3. When Loop B has disappeared, pull the yarn tail again until Loop A is gone. Tada!

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DonnaP wrote
on May 17, 2010 11:51 AM

Can't see the pictures

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Lilyggdrasil wrote
on May 17, 2010 10:16 PM

Por favor, podrías volver a subir las imágnes? Gracias!

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on Nov 10, 2011 9:50 AM

Here is a video to go along with this walk through if visualizing it is easier for some:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfqQ98fQTqY

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tiffwarble wrote
on Mar 6, 2014 6:52 PM

We figured out what was going on with the pictures, they should be up now. Enjoy.

Tiffany
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